cleaning 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by brianramirez, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. brianramirez

    brianramirez New Member

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    Hi just cleaned both of my 1911's and I was wandering next time I go to the range do I have to completely dry the gun up from the oil .
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    The rails, where the barrel locks into the slide, and a little where the bushing and barrel meet is all you need.

    Wipe external oil, shoot, clean, reapply.
     

  3. CPO15

    CPO15 New Member

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    Make sure the interior of the barrel is dry.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2013
  4. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    Be sparing with the application initially. Most guns don't need a ton of oil in the first place. However, with 1911s I err on the side of more lube rather than less. A dry 1911 just feels wrong to me.
    I apply oil with a Q-tip. I also prefer using grease sparingly on the slide rails.
    My general rule:
    If it rotates, oil it. If it slides, grease it.

    YMMV.
     
  5. GunRunner

    GunRunner New Member

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    Great rule to use.
     
  6. brianramirez

    brianramirez New Member

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    So all I leave is the rails slightly lubricated with oil when I go shoot
     
  7. mark5019

    mark5019 New Member

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    i use frog lube no more worries if its to dry or wet:D
     
  8. Amsdorf

    Amsdorf New Member

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    Always better to use too much, than not enough. The 1911 likes to run well oiled.

    The number one cause of various malfunctions is running a 1911 too dry.
     
  9. Thebiker

    Thebiker New Member

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    Snake Oil is my answer to all lube needs: Oil on the rails, a thin coating of Snake Oil's grease on the exterior of the barrel (just enough that when you touch the barrel it leaves a finger print).

    Rather a little wet than too dry. As everyone should know, lubrication makes the world a better place:D.

    Keeps my Sig & STI 1911's happy.